Early February flowers
Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” Revelations 21:5
I saw some lovely daffodils in bloom today. They were not full and vibrant, but there were a couple of yellow dancing blooms setting among the green leaves, on bouncing stems as the breeze dashed around them. Today is February 5! Daffodils in early February. ‘OH, maybe that is just one area planted around a tree?’ But no, as my car traveled further up the road, every few yards, there was a young tree, landscaped with pine straw and had fine, hopeful, and determined daffodils poking their heads up and smiling a full blossom. How lovely! Such a perk to one’s spirits so early in the season!
I heard Punxsutawney Phil said we would have a shorter winter season this year, but how amazing to see these dainty dandy daffodils dancing when by the calendar, winter is only halfway through!
Then a bit of red caught my eye. Yep, sure enough a brave bud was showing its royal rosy ruby blossom on an azalea bush. There was just one opened amongst several struggling blossoms. Two nights ago we’d had a freeze, and now these blooms were swaying with a kind of defiance; they seemed to say, ‘Cold or no, we are here to bring cheer, hope and thoughts of spring.’ And they did.
And lastly, on that drive back to the beach from the Home of the Azalea Fest in NC, I spotted a camellia bush full of large, showy, snowy white blossoms. Ooooh, thank you, Father, my Creator. These have been FABULOUS gifts for me today. Thank You!
And of course that reminds me of my first winter living in eastern NC. The temperatures were seasonal, the skies were blue, and I went to the store and purchased bulbs, and plants, pansies, and young bushes. I lost almost all of them later than night. But lessons learned. No matter the date, things happen in God’s time. So I am thankful that it was time for all these blossoms I enjoyed today. Blessings.
And today, it was time for a few of God’s bulbs to erupt with hope and cheer, some bushes shared their bounty. Thank You….AGAIN….for all the blessings.